With the growing number of "milks" on the market, it can be confusing when deciding which to select. How do you know which is best for you nutritionally as well as taste and cost? Find out how they compare.
A succulent is a plant that stores water in fleshy tissues to survive drought. There are over 60 plant families considered succulents. Some examples are sempervivums, sedums, aloes, kalanchoes and echeverias.
Gardening in the Poconos is fraught with problems, from rock-hard ground that is impossible to dig, to marauding deer that believe you planted a smorgasbord just for them. While lower elevations enjoy spring flowers, our winters drag on and on. Faced with these and other difficulties, why should you and I garden?
Penn State Extension has planned ten educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this spring, beginning April 14. It's time to choose your location!
This event is for youth ages 8 – 18. It includes hands-on games and activities. Note: riding is Not part of the day. Camp is led by trained 4-H professionals. Join the fun, adventure and learning.
New plants, whether new to you or new to the market, spice up your garden or containers. I’ve researched the best and hottest for 2016, all well suited to the Pocono landscape.
Looking to save some money on your food bill? Keep dinners on Monday meatless. However, it sounds easier than it is, especially if you tend to eat out on Mondays or don’t traditionally cook with beans, otherwise known as legumes!
Feel like you are throwing your grocery money away? If you find yourself throwing out food that you think isn’t safe to eat, you may be throwing money away.
Gather your family and friends, or co-workers to form teams of up to five people. Registered teams will take a virtual walk of a scenic route across Pennsylvania.
Last summer seemed particularly buggy. In fact, it was pretty hard to mow the lawn or even stay outside very long without being swarmed by gnats. And unlike other years, these "gnats" didn't go away in the summer heat. In fact, they got worse as summer wore on.
Gardening presentations by Monroe and Pike County Master Gardeners on Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Country Club of the Poconos Municipal Golf Course Club House, East Stroudsburg, PA. The cost if pre-registered and paid by April 6th is $20 per person.
If you haven't already ordered your seeds, the catalogs are out and it's time to get going.
This is the last of the series which update readers on the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines. We Americans love our salt. Salt is, in chemical terms, sodium chloride.
Tracking your food intake is a great tool for weight loss. It helps to create awareness of our eating patterns and helps us to identify causes for overeating.
Recently the USDA and the US Department of Health and Human Services released the official 2015 Dietary Guidelines. These guidelines are based upon the most current research in nutrition and give guidance to meals that are served in child care centers, schools and active adult centers.
Few tasks are more rewarding than growing your own plants from seed. If you haven’t done this before, and you find it intimidating, here are some guidelines to simplify the process.
A new invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly (SLF), was first discovered on Sept 22, 2014, in eastern Berks County, PA. This leafhopper is thought to have arrived 2 or 3 years before 2014. As of this writing, it has now been found in portions of Montgomery, Bucks, and Chester Counties.
It's the time of year when many adults renew efforts to be more active. Choosing the right types of foods will help you to feel energized and at your best for exercise and everyday activities.
This is the second column featuring the newly released 2015 New Dietary Guidelines. This focuses on saturated fats. The prior article discussed the new recommendations for added sugars.
Every five years the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services update the dietary advice provided to Americans based on research accumulated during the past five years. The latest version was released on January 7 as the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.